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  • Furthermore, Alice also takes on a first person narrative through her journals, which Jenna is constantly poring over for information
  • These journal entries prove to be fascinating for Alice details her research with elephants and gives us an interesting look into the grieving process of these creatures
  • Picoult has given us a lot of information on the intelligence of elephants, especially emotional intelligence


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      Anyone who has had the pleasure of reading books by Jodi Picoult, knows that her writing is always full of surprises. There’s always a twist, an unexpected turn or a way in which she tells the story that captivates readers. Leaving Time, is no exception.

      Leaving Time follows the story of thirteen year old Jenna Metcalf as she investigates the disappearance of her mother, Alice, ten years ago. Alice was a scientist who studied elephants and her journals which Jenna has in her possession, gives us a riveting perspective from Alice.

      Eventually, Jenna finds herself pushing the investigation into her


      mother’s disappearance a step further by collaborating with a disgraced psychic, Serenity, and an alcoholic, ex-cop turned private investigator who was a lead detective on the case back when Alice disappeared, Virgil Stanhope.

      Firstly, the most enjoyable aspect of Leaving Time, is the varying perspectives. Jenna, Serenity and Alice, each take on a first person narrative in various chapters and it gives readers much insight into their characters and how they see the other characters. It allows readers to connect with them. Furthermore, Alice also takes on a first person narrative through her journals, which Jenna is constantly poring over for information. These journal entries prove to be fascinating for Alice details her research with elephants and gives us an interesting look into the grieving process of these creatures. Beyond elephants, we are introduced to other characters such as Jenna’s father, who in the present day resides in a psychiatric facility. The journal entries gives us insight into him and other characters, revealing dark secrets about each one of them.

      Additionally, Picoult leaves breadcrumbs that has readers believing in one ending without realizing that the same breadcrumbs lead to an alternate ending. Her twists are subtle and at ...


      • Leaving Time - A Novel By Jodi Picoult (Mystery)
      first have more to do with discovering another side to various characters or discerning possible ulterior motives to things they do in the book. Later the twists are more related to how things play out in the novel. On that note, I should talk about elephants. Picoult has given us a lot of information on the intelligence of elephants, especially emotional intelligence. While Alice is a scientist, Picoult has purposefully fed us information on elephants as a way to eventually explain a key cog in the story. She doesn’t regurgitate facts but rather intersperses these facts in ways
      that can be presented to us with relevancy to Alice’ personal life.

      Leaving Time is a mystery novel where the characters drive the story more than the plot does. The plot itself is fantastic but Picoult’s attention to character development and the varying perspectives helps readers invest and relate to characters we could’ve cared less for in other books. Furthermore, each character harbours a secret or dark past which makes for plenty of suspicion to go around. Leaving Time is a 405 page masterpiece and it will draw you in with its unique plot and characters. I recommend this book.




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